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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Multilateral Development Banks: U.S. Contributions FY2000-FY2011

Jonathan E. Sanford
Specialist in International Trade and Finance

This report shows in tabular form how much the Administration requested and how much Congress appropriated during the past 11 years for U.S. payments to the multilateral development banks (MDBs). It also provides a brief description of the MDBs and the ways they fund their operations. It will be updated periodically as annual appropriation figures are known. The title of this report will also change annually, as new yearly appropriation figures are added.

As shown in the source note for Table 2 on page 6, the final appropriation figures for fiscal 2011 have not yet been determined. The Treasury Department made one payment to the African Development Fund (AfDF), however, because the organization was facing serious financial constraints and the Department had authority, under the then-current continuing resolution, to make that payment. For further information about the MDBs and the relevant U.S. policy process, see CRS Report R41170, Multilateral Development Banks: Overview and Issues for Congress, by Rebecca M. Nelson; CRS Report R41537, Multilateral Development Banks: How the United States Makes and Implements Policy, by Jonathan E. Sanford; and CRS Report R40977, The G-20 and International Economic Cooperation: Background and Implications for Congress, by Rebecca M. Nelson.

Date of Report: January 24, 2011
Number of Pages: 12
Order Number: RS20792
Price: $29.95

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